CHILDREN’S writer Mary Walker is jetting off to teach the next generation of environmentalists.
Mary, from Holme will be joining a host of top environmental scientists at E Day – Energy Saving Day – on the Scilly Isles tomorrow.
The earth summit will hear from islanders from across the globe including from the Carteret Islands (Papua New Guinea), Samoa, The Galapagos Islands, the Navarino islands (Chile), and Tiritiri Matanga (New Zealand) about the impacts of climate change and their hopes and fears for the future.
Mary, who has penned a couple of best selling children’s books, will be working with children to create a puppet-based show with musical backing covering the threats to different species.
She said: “We’re going to make a film, hopefully for the BBC.
“We’re going to make puppets of all the different animals from around the world – the children’s role is to give the wildlife their advice.
“We really do need the younger generations to engage with the idea that world is in a desperate situation.”